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Whiteout by Ken Follett
  

Whiteout

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Missing vials of a deadly virus hold a desperate bunch together during a Christmas blizzard. Scary, thrilling, one of his best and totally compulsive. Whatever this man’s subject matter, from mediaeval history, World War II to contemporary thriller, he is always brilliant. All his books are highly recommended to both genders and all ages.

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Synopsis

Whiteout by Ken Follett

Human betrayal, medical terror and a race against time... Jealousies, distrust, and hidden rivalries uncover dark secrets, then a dozen vials of a deadly virus go missing. As a blizzard whips out of the north on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical research company, has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus. Several others are interested in his success too: his children, at home for Christmas with their offspring, have their eyes on the money he will make; Toni Gallo, head of his security team and recently forced to resign from the police, is betting her career on keeping it safe; an ambitious local television reporter sniffs a story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs are on their way to steal it, with a client already waiting. As the storm worsens and the group is laid under siege by the elements, the emotional sparks crackle and dark secrets are revealed that threaten to drive Stanley and his family apart for ever. Filled with startling twists, Whiteout is the ultimate knife-edge drama from an international bestselling author who is in a class by himself

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?A blizzard of treachery and violence.? ? Associated Press ?Everyone likes a page-turner, and Follett is the best.? ? Philadelphia Inquirer ?Movie-style twists and hairbreadth escapes.? ? Wall Street Journal


About the Author

Ken Follett

Ken Follett's career as a best-selling author has spanned more than two decades. He is the author of numerous immensely popular books, including The Key to Rebecca, Triple, The Man From St. Petersburg, On Wings of Eagles, Lie Down With Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, A Dangerous Fortune, The Third Twin, and The Hammer of Eden. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara Follett, a British M.P.

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Publication date

6th May 2005

Author

Ken Follett

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense
Adventure

ISBN

9780330490696

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